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  • Fiscal and political pressure on U.S. research and development spending is likely to grow more intense in coming years, with some scenarios suggesting that sweeping cuts may occur as early as 2013. Unless lawmakers find compromise budget agreements, the cuts could dramatically impair innovation and...
  • Across the Middle East and North Africa, nations are embracing science as a way to drive economic development and improve the lives of their citizens. Some are investing heavily in universities and research centers, and several have space programs. Others are making strong commitments to science...
  • After earning a Ph.D. in atomic physics and spending nearly 20 years managing a U.S. Department of Energy plasma physics program, Ronald McKnight has returned to the seventh grade. McKnight is one of 70 retired scientists, engineers, and physicians heading back to the classroom in Maryland and...
  • The AAAS Board of Directors has approved a dues increase for 2013. The Board authorizes increases to cover two kinds of expenses: unavoidable costs associated with running AAAS and publishing Science , and new expenses that add value to membership. Postage and paper increases and improving online...
  • A small delegation led by Nobel laureate and former AAAS President Peter Agre delivered a series of lectures and met with Iranian science leaders, researchers, and students during a week-long science diplomacy visit to Tehran. Although the visit came at a time of tension centered on Iran’s disputed...
  • A host of recent studies show that growing up in poverty can shape the wiring and even the physical dimensions of a young child’s brain, with negative effects on language, learning, and attention. Those findings raise important policy questions in areas ranging from education and health to juvenile...
  • Scientists may begin their studies with an eye on a tenure-track position, but these coveted jobs have been vanishing under a glut of science degrees and university budget cuts. As researchers found in a 2012 study in the journal PLoS One, jobs in academia become less attractive to U.S. doctoral...
  • Section Elections Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources Chair Elect: Sally Mackenzie, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln; Michael F. Thomashow, Michigan State Univ. Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Richard A. Dixon, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; Pamela C. Ronald, Univ. of California, Davis...
  • AAAS has joined more than a dozen leading U.S. science and engineering organizations in preparing a list of science questions that they say President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney should debate in the 2012 campaign. Culled from thousands of suggestions gathered by the nonprofit...